Medical Ethics – AIDS, Homosexuality and Religion
What is the role of ethics when discussing AIDS, homosexuality and religion?
Medical Ethics – Religion and Healthcare Ethics
Religion and medicine are two important responses to human suffering; as such they may at times conflict.
Case Study – Abortion Rights and/or Wrongs
Kate, an emancipated 17-year-old woman, is unmarried and 8 weeks pregnant. She wants to terminate the pregnancy. The hospital where she has always received medical care is part of a faith-based health care system that rejects elective abortion.
The Legacy of Father Kevin O’Rourke
The wit and wisdom of Father Kevin O’Rourke influenced a generation of medical ethicists and others who struggled with the thorny questions posed by the American healthcare system.
Sabbaths of Hope
Sabbaths of Hope is a program aimed at enabling clergy and other faith leaders to address clinical depression in their communities.
Spirituality, Race and End of Life Care
What does spirituality and race have to do with end of life care?
Religion. Healthcare Policy. Do the Twain Meet?
Rosemary Flanigan, PhD, explores what it means to have a “religious consciousness” and how having such a consciousness affects our thinking as we deal with life and death issues, as well as a host of bioethical issues facing us today.
Honor and Respect for Aging
We are in the midst of a longevity revolution. Rabbi Richard Address, director of Jewish Family Concerns for the Union of Reformed Judaism, discusses Jewish tradition regarding the art of caregiving.
Should Religion Play a Role in the Practice of Medicine?
Dr. Farr Curlin, assistant professor of medicine, and Dr. John Lantos, both from the University of Chicago, address the question: Should religion play a role in the practice of medicine?